A new report published by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that "even though standard economic approaches may be
difficult to apply to evaluations of some research benefits of public
investments in agricultural research, economic reasoning can provide qualitative
analysis even when estimates of benefits are difficult to quantify."
With a proclamation from Governor John Lynch declaring Thursday June 2, 2011, as
New Hampshire Space Grant Day, members of the New Hampshire Space Grant
Consortium (NHSGC) and officials from the University of New Hampshire and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - including keynote speaker former
NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman - will celebrate the consortium's 20 years of work
dedicated to improving education and public awareness of science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics, particularly as related to our nation's space
The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for
Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing
an eight month cycle for proposal submission and will initiate new procedures, on a trial basis, for
the submission and review of research proposals beginning in Fall, 2011.
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) is instituting a training requirement for any individual who submits an application for approval to use human subjects in research.
mHealth Evidence, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKesson Foundation, the National Science
Foundation and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH, is
soliciting white papers on alternative test designs to the traditional
randomized control trial that could be applied to Mobile health (mHealth) intervention research
or on techniques for analyzing the rich longitudinal data sets that can be
obtained from mHealth technologies.
NH EPSCoR will hold its annual conference on June 10, 2011 at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. This year's conference, "Fostering Inclusive Interdisciplinary Research Across New Hampshire,” features discussion on:
A Web-based oil spill response tool developed by the University of New Hampshire’s Research Computing & Instrumentation Center (RCI) has been honored as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. The tool – Environmental Response Management Application, or ERMA® – was developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UNH/NOAA Coastal Response Research Center and was essential in coordinating the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.